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Movie Filming in Downtown!

This Saturday, March 9th, 2019, Fayleure Productions Inc., will be filming a scene for the movie AIRBORNE in the Ball Ground Burger Bus.

Filming will take place from approximately 11 am until 11 pm.

During this time we will be closing Mound Street between Gilmer Ferry Road and Chestnut Street. (Business owners will still have access to the parking lot off Mound Street for their employee parking). We will also be closing Church Street between Gilmer Ferry and Groover Street. The road closures will go into effect Friday afternoon and remain in effect until Sunday afternoon (setup and breakdown time). The road closures are for parking of equipment trucks, not for filming.

At this time the production company estimates they will have around 150 cast, crew and support members working in the City. They have made arrangements to rent parking lots close to town and will be using a shuttle bus and vans to bring in cast and crew as needed.

Occasionally there will be a need to close Gilmer Ferry for 2-3 minutes. But this will be the exception, not the norm.

So as you are planning your weekend, carve out some time to come downtown. Patronize our shops and restaurants………then pull up a chair and see if you can spot anyone you know with the movie crew.

See you on Saturday!!!

Have a great week.

Southern Highland Bicycle Racers Tour

Ball Ground Welcomes The Tour of the Southern Highland Bicycle Race this Saturday and Sunday!
Please keep a close eye out for bicycle riders in the community. We have a number of folks here practicing up for the race this weekend.

Here is a summary of the weekend and affected roadways.

FRIDAY: We will likely see a lot of cyclists inside and near the city taking practice runs, but the Friday event itself will take place in the County out on Mineral Springs Road beginning and ending near the I-575 bridge over Mineral Springs. Just stay alert for cyclists.

SATURDAY: Valley Street will be closed from Coy M. Holcomb Street north to Depot Street.

Race headquarters will be in front of City Hall on Valley Street.

The race route will be from City Hall, north on Valley Street, west on Depot Street, North on Old Canton Road to Commerce Lane. West on Commerce, then south on Canton Highway down to Howell Bridge Road. East on Howell Bridge to Valley Street, back to City Hall and then repeat. Racing of various groups will take place beginning at 8:00 am and ending at approximately 5:00 pm.

SUNDAY: Valley Street will be closed from Coy M. Holcomb Street north to Depot Street

Race headquarters will be in front of City Hall on Valley Street

The race route will be from City Hall, north on Valley Street, West on Depot Street, North on Old Canton Road then west on A. W. Roberts Drive (372), north on Canton Highway and immediately west on Mineral Springs Road. The race will then run approximately 20 miles thru Cherokee County, coming back into the City on Howell Bridge Road and back to Valley Street. Racers will then repeat the course.

Again we are looking at 8:00 am until 5:00 pm

This event continues to bring racers from across the Country, many of whom patronize our local businesses and help jump-start our local economy for the spring/summer months.

Come on out, enjoy the fun, and see if you can spot a famous racer or Olympic team. Best viewing options include City Hall and the plaza area downtown near 4-way stop.

Have a great weekend – and remain alert.

Celebrating 135 Years!


One hundred and thirty-five years and still rockin’! The City of Ball Ground will be celebrating its 135th anniversary on Saturday, September 29th. Everyone is invited to attend this special event co-hosted by the Ball Ground Historical Society. There will be historical exhibits, food, music and more. It’s a birthday party, so, of course, there will be cake The party will be at the Ball Ground Community Building, 250 Civic Drive, from 10 am until 2 pm.

Ball Ground civic organizations, families, churches, former businesses, and individuals are invited to participate by having a display of photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts, quilts, tools or anything Ball Ground related you think others would be interested in seeing. To reserve a table, contact Nancy Sosebee Madden at or 770.823.7838. If you have a vintage car you’d like to display, contact Nancy for a reserved space outside the Community Building.

Commemorative t-shirts will be available. Information will soon be available on this page for ordering a shirt.

Bring a lawn chair and come out for an exciting time celebrating Ball Ground’s past! Reconnect with old friends and make some new ones.

Mayor’s Recycling Challenge

The Mayors’ Challenge 2017- Ball Ground (2)


Canton, GA (May 30, 2018) – The 7th Annual Mayors’ Recycling Challenge will kick-off in Cherokee County this Friday, June 1st. This Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Going Green Committee initiative is aimed at sparking continued awareness surrounding community recycling while spurring a little friendly competition among the cities involved. During the months of June and July, Cherokee County cities will be competing to see which can collect the most recycling. Awards will be given for most pounds of recycling collected overall, most improved city, and most pounds collected per capita.
Santek Waste Services of Georgia and Waste Management are partnering with the Chamber on this initiative by tracking curbside and large recycling container weigh slips within the participating cities of Ball Ground, Canton, Holly Springs, Waleska, & Woodstock.
The Chamber’s Going Green initiative mission is to encourage the community to implement green practices that conserve community resources while helping businesses thrive. For more information on the Chamber’s green initiatives, or to download a recycling guide, please visit or call 770-345-0400.
The mission of the Cherokee County Chamber, a Georgia Certified Chamber of Commerce, is to promote business and the community while expanding the economy and enhancing the quality of life.

Southern Highlands Bike Race

Hello Ball Ground:

This weekend is the big race! The Tour of the Southern Highlands will return to Ball Ground for a two-day racing event.

Saturday morning from 8:00 am-Noon – the racers will have their time trails. Racers will depart from City Hall every 30 seconds, heading south on Valley Street – and turning around just north of the pharmacy and returning to City Hall. To access Ball Ground Pharmacy please use Howell Bridge East.

Saturday afternoon Racers will use a course – leaving City Hall on Valley Street, turning west on Depot Street to Old Canton Road. Old Canton Road north to Commerce Lane. Commerce Lane west to Canton Highway. Canton Highway south, thru the traffic light and down to Howell Bridge Road. East on Howell Bridge East, then North on Valley Street. Valley Street will remain closed to thru traffic between Coy M. Holcomb and Depot Street. Other streets will remain open, but please be on the lookout for Cyclists as they will be on the course all afternoon. Police vehicles will be very visible on the race route.

On Sunday beginning at 8:00 am Valley Street will again be closed. The race route will be north on Valley Street, West on Depot, North on Old Canton, West on A.W. Roberts, North on Canton Hwy then west on Mineral Springs Road. The riders will race a 22-mile course out thru the County – returning to the City on Howell Bridge Road, back to Valley Street and do it again.

Please take the time to come downtown – eat, shop, relax and then take up a good viewing position near the plaza downtown, or near City Hall and enjoy some high-speed bicycle racing.

Please put next Thursday, March 8th, 2018 on your calendar for our monthly meeting of Mayor and Council. The agenda will be up on the website by Friday of this week.

Have a wonderful weekend – and please be aware of cyclists.

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